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The most luxurious baby keepsake that every mother needs

The most luxurious baby keepsake that every mother needs

I’ve been delaying  writing this blog post because I wanted to make sure that it reflected just how wonderful I think Philipa Herbert are. 

When Rupert was born I, like most new mummies, was desperate to capture very moment of his life - out came the camera for numerous photos, our came the paint to capture the size of his tiny hands and I even had his feet encased in clay so as not to forget how small his tiny little toes were.

I heard about Philippa Herbert - a small family run business in affluent Chelsea who create the most beautiful fingerprint jewellery, through a friend who couldnt sing their praises more highly. Philippa and her sister in law Sally, who both have backgrounds in art and art history, saw a niche in the baby market for luxurious jewellery that engraves your baby’s fingerprint onto solid gold pendants and cuff links.

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When I contacted Philipa (possibly one of the nicest women I have ever met) she happily suggested she come to my home to get Rupert’s fingerprints rather than me having to drag a tiny baby around London to get to her. This is one of the things that is so lovely about this business - Philippa and Sally are both mothers themselves so they understand completely how hard it can be to arrange meetings that compliment your babies nap time!

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As such, just a week later after our initial email contact, Philipa was at my front door, smiling sweetly and cooing over Rupert. As promised, she bought with her a selection of chains, pendants and cufflinks that I could choose from and then took Rupert’s finger print (perfectly timed as Rupert was fast asleep when she did this!) 

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Just two weeks later, my pendent and chain arrived in the post and I couldn’t have been happier. Having Rupert’s 10 week old fingerprint engraved into the pendant is one of the most precious things I own and I have since worn it every single day. It’s amazing having a little piece of Rupert with me all the time. 

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So if you are looking for something incredibly special to remember those heady baby days with, then I strongly suggest you contact Philippa and Sally. Not long after receiving my necklace I also ordered some cufflinks for my husband with Rupert’s prints on - and gave them to him for our wedding anniversary. I can safely say they had the “husband seal of approval” too! 

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Contact Phillip Herbert  here 

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